Puerto Rico medical marijuana dispensaries open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries are open for the first time in Puerto Rico and poised to serve tourists visiting the island.

The U.S. territory adopted regulations to allow for the cultivation, manufacturing and distribution of medical cannabis two years ago. And so far at least two dispensaries have opened their doors, according to the Associated Press.

The news agency also reported that nearly 2,000 patients have signed up with Puerto Rico’s health department for MMJ.

Puerto Rico doesn’t allow smokable MMJ, but it does permit cannabis patches, pills and oils.

The territory’s reciprocity provision means that dispensaries on the island will be allowed to serve medical cannabis to visitors.

The effort was led by the island’s outgoing governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who last year expressed concerns about the government’s nearly $70 billion in public debt.